Pear Muffins Recipe

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Looking for an easy Pear Muffins recipe? Learn how to make Pear Muffins using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by whirringblender

Makes 24 servings



Originally pear bread. Adapted from Nancy McDermott?s Southern Cakes, which attributes it to one Cornelia Walker (via Smitten Kitchen).

Recipe Ingredients for Pear Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or butter)
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
4 pears (firm, ripe pears, depending on size...you?ll need 2 grated cups total, but I don?t recommend you grate them until you are
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Pear Muffins

  1. Heat your oven to 350F (175C) and line two muffin pans with cupcake tins.

  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl, and stir with a fork to mix everything well. If you?re using nuts, scoop out about 1/4 cup of the flour mixture and combine it in a small bowl with the chopped walnuts, stirring and tossing to coat the nuts with the flour.

  3. Peel and core pears, then grate them. You?ll want two grated cups total; set them briefly aside. In a medium bowl, combine the butter or oil, eggs, sugar, grated pear, nuts (if using), and vanilla, and stir to mix everything well. Scrape the pear mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until the flour disappears and the batter is evenly moistened.

  4. Quickly scrape the batter into the prepared pans and bake at 350F (175C) for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the bread is handsomely browned and firm on top and a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

  5. Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack or folded kitchen towel for about 10 minutes. Then turn it out onto a plate or a wire rack to cool completely, top side up. Serve it as is, sprinkle it with confectioners sugar or drizzle it with a simple glaze made from whisking 3 tablespoons buttermilk, a dash of vanilla and 2 cups of confectioners? sugar together.

Categories

Dairy, Eggs, Fruits, Nuts, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 86.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
206
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
158mg
7%
Potassium
104mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
35.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
20.8g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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